Decriminalize in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Decriminalize

to lessen or stop the criminal offenses once associated with an act

Examples of Decriminalize in a sentence

Even though some states have decided to decriminalize marijuana use, that doesn’t mean that everyone can smoke marijuana without punishment. 🔊

In the U.S., Congress decided to legalize gay marriage so it would be official for couples, but India decided to decriminalize it because gay couples formerly could have been arrested. 🔊

Since the town council decided to decriminalize jaywalking on Main Street, it still didn’t mean pedestrians couldn’t get fined for stepping out in front of a car. 🔊

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